East Side Italian?
Couples coming from Brooklyn and Long Island to meet for dinner on the east side (north of 42nd St). Looking for good Italian restaurant, preferably not too loud. Suggestions?
convivio is on 41st street if i recall. its super quiet, the food is solid (though i haven't been blown away like i did in the early days). should be a good option.
Definite seconds for Convivio [on Tudor City Place, just above 42nd.]
You might also consider Primola, on the east side of 2nd btw 64 & 65. Very good, old-school cuisine, nice space and decidedly comfortable. The only negative of it is their default Rao-vibe: if they don't feel as if they know you or don't care to, then you might as well ask if they need help bussing tables.
I also love Convivio, and the Tudor City location is really charming.
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017